Mark Rueff

Mark Rueff 1 week, 6 days ago on Brad Meeks: Statement on district policy

All the stories published in the SBP have received many more positive comments against Mr Meeks and the school board than for - I would estimate 10 or 12 to 1 (for vs against). It's time to stop writing and take action. We should organize and show our support in person at the next school board meeting or another organized event. 4/20 is right around the corner. What an ironic statement. We could get more attention on them and their decisions in this course of action. Thoughts?

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Mark Rueff 3 weeks ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

one thing being missed is where did she get the pot? I'm sure it's fairly easy to obtain similar to alcohol, but there should be some ramifications for the person selling to a minor.

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Mark Rueff 3 weeks ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

I agree. Reminds me of Kerry St James and the dumpster diving incident. I just sent Mr Meeks an email and we should get as many people to do the same before we end up on national news, because you know this is on its way there, after it hits Denver news or the cannibis section.

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Mark Rueff 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Potential lies in targeting the 85 percent of air travelers who leave the Yampa Valley to catch a flight

Many companies will not pay the added expense of flying out of HDN. I had to move to Denver for 1.5 years because the consulting company I worked for would not fly me to clients in Texas from HDN. The math makes sense Scott, but not everybody thinks in those terms. And I've had to rent one-way cars for $160 just to get home after flights were cancelled, which has only happened in the summer (annoying). Yes I make status and most times it's quicker for me to fly out of HDN. But I really believe we need to get another airline flying out of here in the summer, not just United. Dallas on American would have been a much better choice that Houston.

Another annoying fact about HDN (other then we have to pay for parking): They recently stopped returning carry-ons at the ramp the last few flights I was on. If I wanted to wait around the airport for another 30 minutes, I would have checked my bags! Now I stuff my bag under the seat in front of me to make sure that I get my bag when I get off the plane. Because after you've been traveling for 10 hours (3-4 layover in DEN waiting for at 9:30 flight that is always delayed), the last thing you want to do is wait another 30 minutes and get home at 1am.

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Mark Rueff 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Potential lies in targeting the 85 percent of air travelers who leave the Yampa Valley to catch a flight

And it's annoying that we have to pay for parking, which impacts only locals! The rate is similar to Denver parking, so what's the advantage? I sometimes drive to Eagle because it's free parking, similar fares and much easier drive than Denver. And if you want to expand summer services, please get another airline involved. I have tons of United miles, but they don't always have efficient routes. If you added flights from American, it would give locals much more diversity of routes and a foothold into the Caribbean, Central and South America.

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Mark Rueff 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Ski town real estate investing analysis places Steamboat in middle of pack

It's nice that their Homefacts website is incorrect. What makes you think the rest of their analysis is going to be correct? Take a look at the Zrankings and you'll see some pretty bad data in there too. Their snowfall rating takes into account "snow preservation" the amount of north facing terrain. Abasin, loveland, vail and summit have better snow than we do - Right! And their family resort score puts us in 12th place. I guess kids ski free, a great ski school and our other amenities are not in the mix. This analysis is terrible. Maybe they should stick with foreclosure ratings or hire somebody better to do this type of analysis.

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Mark Rueff 3 months ago on City of Steamboat Springs considering paid parking for downtown

The only times it is bad is during high traffic weeks when we are at 100% lodging. And it's really not that bad. So you have to drive around the block to get a spot. If the employees are taking their businesses prime spots, then that should be up to them to police. Back to the 100% housing: Unless we are going to up lodging beds another 25%, then there is nothing to plan for given our current parking. With more people coming during more weeks, it will happen more often, but really its not that bad. The only thing antiquated about this situation is that the city has yet to implement this as a revenue source. And if you want to be like Vail or Telluride, then give us free parking at the airport!

If you charge for parking, you will keep locals from coming down - I promise. And it's not the shopping that will take the hit but the restaurants. All of us locals eat/drink out more that we shop and paid parking is a hassle and an added expense. Next thing you know we will be paying for "free" concerts as well as admission to the rubber ducky race, winter carnival, bike parking and the farmers market. We have a free bus system, spend a little money advertising that in the paper for tourists and it will be an easier, cheaper way to get this done.

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